Share music files on WhatsApp from iPhone

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The iPhone version of WhatsApp has one major limitation over its counterparts on other platforms: It doesn’t let you share songs from the music library. But why this limitation? Does it mean that WhatsApp for iPhone doesn’t support audio files?

Send mp3 via WhatsApp on iPhone

No, the limitation in question here might be a consequence of Apple’s strict App Store Review Guidelines. According to one of its clauses, third party apps are not allowed to facilitate file sharing or include the ability to save media from sources like, iOS Music Library (Apple Music), without explicit authorization. And, this might be the reason for WhatsApp to not include the music sharing option in its iPhone version.

Well, we have good news for you! Here, we have mentioned a few workarounds to share music files via WhatsApp on iPhone. And the best part, these workarounds do not require you to jailbreak your device.

Share songs from Music Library on WhatsApp from iPhone

For this to work, you need an app that allows you to select a song from the iPhone Music Library and then share it via WhatsApp using the Share Menu (Open In). This is the trickiest part, as you wouldn’t easily come across an app on the App Store that directly provides such features.

Fortunately though, there’s one app that will help you get the job done. The Workflow app lets you create custom workflows based on around 200 basic iOS operations, including “Select Music” action (which allows you to pick a song from the iPhone Music Library) and “Open In” (which allows you to share the same on other third party apps like WhatsApp). Create a custom workflow with these two actions, and you’ve got just the feature you’ve been looking for.

Share songs from iOS Music Library on WhatsApp from iPhone

To save you some time, we have already created the custom workflow for you. All you need to do is to add it to your Workflow app and then invoke it whenever you need. The below steps will guide you on how to use the particular workflow in order to share an MP3 via WhatsApp on iPhone.

  1. Download and install Workflow app from the App Store.
  2. Open this page and tap on GET WORKFLOW to add our custom (Share Music – 7labs) workflow to your Workflows list.
  3. Once added, the workflow will automatically open in the app. If not already provided, you need to “Grant Access” to let Workflow app access your Music Library (First time only).
  4. Launch the workflow by tapping on the Play button.
  5. When the workflow starts running, you’ll be asked to pick a song from the Music Library.
  6. Once you select a particular music track, you’ll be redirected to the WhatsApp Share screen, where you can pick your preferred contact or group to share it with.

The song will be shared with the selected WhatsApp contact or group.

Ideally, you can launch this workflow from “My Workflows” section of the app. But you can also add it as a widget, or create a shortcut on the Home Screen as an independent app, for faster access. To add a workflow to the Home Screen, do the following:

Share Music on WhatsApp from iPhone

  1. Launch the Workflow app and tap on “Share Music – 7labs” from My Workflows section.
  2. Tap on the Share icon on the top left corner and choose Add to Home Screen from the Extensions menu (bottom row).
  3. You will be redirected to a webpage in Safari, where you need to select Share icon >> Add to Home Screen again.
  4. Finally, tap on Add in the top right corner.

The workflow should now get added as a shortcut on your iPhone Home Screen.

Workflow was initially launched as a paid app. But ever since its recent acquisition by Apple, the app is now available for free on the App Store.

Note: This method will only work with DRM-free music files. Sharing DRM-protected files, such as those downloaded from Apple Music, is not supported.

You might also be interested in the following how-to’s for WhatsApp on iPhone;

Send MP3 files on WhatsApp from iPhone

We often download MP3 audio from the Internet, which we might want to share with our WhatsApp contacts. In that case, we need a download manager app that allows us to download MP3 files from the Internet, and export them to WhatsApp (using the Open In feature).

Send MP3 files on WhatsApp from iPhone - No Jailbreak

The below steps will guide you to share an MP3 file on WhatsApp from third party download managers and file management apps. In this demonstration, we’ve used Documents app, you may use any other file management app that supports Open In feature.

  1. Download and install Documents app from the App Store.
  2. Download (using the built-in download manager) or import (via iTunes or WiFi transfer) an audio file to Documents’ local storage.
  3. Browse to the location of your file and tap on Edit in the top right corner to enable selections.
  4. Select the particular file and tap on More from the bottom right corner.
  5. Select the Open In option and then choose WhatsApp from the menu.
  6. Tap on the contact or group in WhatsApp that you want to share the audio file with.

The audio file will be shared with the particular WhatsApp contact or group.

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Disclaimer: We do not encourage music piracy in any way. The only purpose of this article is to provide knowledge to the readers. 7labs does not take responsibility for any misuse of this information. If you love music, you should also support the artists by purchasing their creations.

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  • Arpan

    thnk u very mch…really helpfull

  • Ramesh Venkataram

    Thanks a lot….

  • Sajith

    Really helpful mate. Appreciated..

  • Pooja

    Unable to find Zip button – at step6

    • R_nathan

      I guess, you have missed the 4th step.

  • ratnakar

    Thank you very much; you have fulfilled my many days search.

  • Mister x.

    i feel like my life got saved…was wondering how to do this a long time now and this post made it possible..worked flawlessly…and i’ve already shared some via audio files…much thanks …

  • Albin

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  • Willy

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  • Shady

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  • LIOR0077

    I have WhatsApp on my iphone but when i choose Open In option from the bottom i DONT SEE WhatsApp

  • Vishal

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  • gul:D

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  • Mehrnoosh

    I have WhatsApp on my iphone but when i choose Open In option from the bottom i DONT SEE WhatsApp

  • MOHAMMED FAIZAN

    I BOUGHT THE NEW I PHONE 6 N ALL MY FRDS ASKING TO SEND THE MUSIC BT NO OPTIN IN WHATSS SO I WAS WORRID BT WHEN I MADE THIS ITS DOME THX FOR POSTING….

  • Vivek

    Hey, Thanks a lot
    But can u please explain to me how we can add the received sound from whatsapp to music??

  • Charlie

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  • Charlie

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  • Nikki Moore

    Couldn’t get past no.6. Wouldn’t let me zip the file? Help?

  • Nikki Moore

    Couldn’t get past no.6. Wouldn’t let me zip the file? Help?

  • Rashid

    My iZip is not showing me any Music Library option. Why?

    • 7mod

      iZip has recently removed Music Library per App Store guidelines. Please try the alternate (updated) solution from the article above.

      • Rachel

        It worked fine until 3 days ago. They removed music library per App Store guidelines and the alternative iTransfer does not do the job as it does not compress the song so only the first part of the song is sent to whatsapp, about 2-3 minutes. :((.

        • RayJ

          iTransfer works better than iZip as mentioned on the article. And about that compression part, you got it all wrong my dear. iZip does compress the file but you don’t send the compressed version of the file to WhatsApp. I guess the file you’ve sent was more than 16mb, maybe that’s why you have faced that problem.
          *WhatsApp has a file size limit of 16mb for videos, music and images as well.

  • Daniel

    I love the iTransfer app …. Works very well. Thanks

  • Piyush

    Thank you Itransfer. You made my day.

  • Ashish Jain

    Brilliant !! It worked.. Thanx a ton for this.

  • Raj

    It helped.. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Rudyas Al-takenzey

    thank you so so so much for the info.
    i feel like my life got saved…was wondering how to do this a long time now and this post made it possible..worked flawlessly…and i’ve already shared some via audio files…much thanks ..

  • RMH

    That’s the first time something works for me 😀 thank you guys so much

  • Rohit

    Manny Manny Thanks works fantastic sending music files to Wattsup
    how about sending Video from computer to iphone and to wattsup?

  • Rana Gulraiz

    Thanks a lot admin ❤️

  • kawaii

    the best! thank you for this posting…

  • DICKENZEE

    Thank YOU SOOOO MUCH I have finally shared my stuff

  • Lily

    Awesome, thank you. Worked PERFECTLY.

  • MadOtakuGirl

    Guys new ‘update’ iTransfer removed the music library function too. Now you have to buy thr full ‘pro’ version for it to work. Sometimes Apple sucks xD

    • BryanSteve

      I’ve sent a mail to 7labs regarding this issue! Hope they will come up with a free solution as they did with iZip last time…

    • Amber

      There’s still an option to ‘Email’ the song in iTransfer. Mail it to yourself and open it on your iphone. You can then ‘open in whatsapp’ from there 😀

    • BryanSteve

      ToldYa! they have updated the post with an awesome workaround!

      Thank you 7labs, for the previous version :)

  • Aliff Zulkifli

    I would like to say thank you to 7Labs Team for helping me to solve my problems. 7Labs Team was very friendly user. I really appreciated their help towards me. Once again, thanks guys! =)

  • fly2click

    Thanks a lot for this post. It helped.